Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 11:00 PM EST Dec 6, 2018 It was the year moviegoers said "Wakanda forever." "Black Panther" broke down barriers of race in Hollywood blockbusters and became one of the highest grossing motion pictures of all-time. If the old rules weren't exactly thrown out at the movies this year, they're certainly changing. Films like "Black Panther," "Sorry to Bother You," "BlacKkKlansman," "The Hate U Give" and "Blindspotting" addressed issues of race in America in a crackling, fresh new voice, making old-fashioned movies about race (see "Green Book") seem just that: old fashioned. Meanwhile, there was a bounty of excellent films made by veteran directors (72-year-old Paul Schrader) and newcomers (28-year-old Bo Burnham, 30-year-old Carlos López Estrada), showing the wide range of voices leaving their mark on today's Hollywood. And there was a bear, a kind-hearted, soft-spoken bear, whose teachings rang … [Read more...] about 2018’s best films (and a few of its worst)
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Call it the heart of the heart of the SC18 supercomputing show. Possibly the world’s best-educated graffiti wall, the whiteboard-sized graphic tracks the dizzying growth of the NVIDIA Developer Program — from a single soul to its current 1.1 million members. In a rainbow of colors and multiplicity of handwriting styles, developers are penning notes describing their own contributions along the way, corresponding to the year it occurred. Beside an illuminated line tracking the number of developers each year, towers of note cards are building, growing by the hour as more individuals take in the project. The work of computing legends sits beside those of anonymous engineers. 2008 begins with “World’s First GPU-accelerated Supercomputer in Top500: Tsubame 1.2.” Midway above the 2010 stack is the first “GPU-accelerated Molecular Simulation” by Erik Lindahl, the Stockholm University biologist. 2012 features “Alexnet Wins ImageNet” by Alex … [Read more...] about SC18: World’s Best-Educated Graffiti Wall Celebrates GPU Developer Community
Maybe Sicario is not a car movie, but it is a movie with one of the most dramatically tense first acts that slowly builds up to a convoy sequence through Juarez, Mexico that you will never forget, in one of the best movies of the decade. (Welcome back to Jalopnik Movie Club, where we take a look at cars in movies and movies about cars, and you write in with all of your hot takes. This week, we’re reviewing Sicario, a movie about being careful about the people you pick up in a bar, the nightmarish wrath of drug cartels, and the strategic vacuum of morality within the U.S. intelligence agencies!) Sicario is a 2015 movie starring Emily Blunt as an FBI agent looking to take down the Mexican cartels that are believed to be behind the increasing violence along the southern U.S. border. She volunteers to tag along with a mysterious government agent and a suspicious former Mexican prosecutor, and is dragged into a plot of secrecy and corruption that quickly spirals out of her … [Read more...] about Sicario’s Convoy Scene Is The Best Part Of One Of The Best Movies Of The Decade
Register for our free newsletterOver the years, there have been loads of amazing car movies, ranging from police chases and post-apocalyptic mania to motorsport biopics and epic heists. We’ve trawled through these films that have been enjoyed by countless thousands of cinemagoers to bring you our list of the seven best car movies ever made. Bullitt In Bullitt, king of cool Steve McQueen plays loose cannon police officer Lieutenant Frank Bullitt.The plot of the film involves Bullitt being tasked with protecting a defector from the Chicago mob, so he can testify at a hearing on organised crime. The 1968 thriller features a number of epic scenes, including assassination attempts and a gunfight on an airport runway, but the highlight is undoubtedly the car chase with Bullitt in his Ford Mustang GT and two baddies in a Dodge Charger R/T. This showdown on the streets of San Francisco between two legendary American muscle cars has become one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time, … [Read more...] about Are these the seven best car movies ever made?
Rihanna became the pope of fashion and Katy Perry wowed in angelic wings By Carolina Gonzales, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Updated 9:17 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 Now Playing: It’s a fact universally acknowledged that Rihanna is the queen of the annual Met Gala, so obviously she topped all previous looks by going full-on Pope for the 2018 ball in an apropos nod to the night’s theme, Heavenly Bodies Media: Time Heaven was a place on Earth at this glorious red carpet. The Met Gala, also dubbed, "fashion's biggest night out" took place in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday, May 7. The decked out stars of movies, music, and more celebrated the opening of the Costume Institute's exhibition, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." READ THIS: Reese Witherspoon's daughter, Ava Phillippe stuns at Tiffany & Co. event You better believe Anna Wintour, her co-hosts Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace, and the rest of … [Read more...] about A glorious red carpet at the Met Gala 2018: Best and worst dressed celebrities